Letter to citizens July 30, 2021
Today I will address Covid 19 update and non-Covid items.
Covid 19 upgrade!
As you may have noticed, the news broadcasts are tracking numbers of active cases and hospitalizations in Alberta. In the Province, numbers of active cases have doubled in the past 5 days, a trend that AHS keeps an eye on. The Delta variant is the new source of aggressive infection rates. In the Cardston-Kainai Health region that includes the Town of Cardston and the County of Cardston as well as the Blood Reserve, we presently have 5 active cases. Heritage week is coming up and we have a tremendous amount of activities fit for all ages. We want you happy and healthy. So be always aware of your surroundings and use your best judgment and precautionary measures where needed to protect yourself and your family against Covid.
If you have not already done so, please visit the calendar on the Town website www.cardston.ca/calendar which is packed with events for the week. We will put up a few posters in Town at the Food outlets, at the Library, and other businesses to help those who do not have access to computers. Here is a sample of what you can experience:
On Monday at 6 pm, a Family Hawaian Pool Party with the raffling of a $100 dollars gift Certificate and basket from Pharmasave. So come on and join the slashing fun!
On Tuesday, Rock painting Competition organized by Candice Atwood. Thank you, Candice for such fun activity!
A scavenger Hunt organized by the Historical Society. Thank you, all!
A mini Pow Wow at Lee Crest and at the Lodge that will carry on on Wednesday at the courthouse and at the Hospital. Thank you David Innes and all who helped you for organizing these events for the benefit of our long term care residents and our citizens. The display of color and music with touch their hearts.
A pancake breakfast at Boss Feeds on the East Cardston bypass starting at 7 am and in the afternoon a petting zoo at the same location .Thank you, Brett Stewart!
On the same day, various events at the Agridome featuring a Driving Club Competition and a Pet Show and Dog Agility Contest as well as a Heavy Horse Pull. Thank you, Ag Society organizers!
And yes, Live Theater is back!!! The first Performance at the Live Theater will start at 7pm that evening. Buy your tickets on line or at the Theater! Thank you Alanna and Carriage House Theater staff and participants for brightening our spirits for the next three weeks! To theater goers, book early, tickets are going fast this year!
On Thursday, the Agridome features the extreme Horse Challenge.
Later in the evening you can enjoy the Classic Car and Motocycle Parade organized by Allen Klain. Thank you for this flash of shapes, colors and sounds!
On Friday, families will have fun with the Pickle Ball Tournament put together by Pam Reeder and Gibb Schaeffer. Thank You!
And if Pickle Ball is not your thing, Ben Court has organized a softball league tournament. Thank You Ben and to all, come to the park to play or watch the games.
In the afternoon at 2pm, on the front of the Court House, I will award the 2021 citizenship awards to three deserving citizens, namely Cinda Spirig for the Citizen of the Year, David Innes for Long life Achievement and Brandon Walsh for the Youth Award. Come listen to why they were chosen and congratulate them!
In the evening, you can go to the Theater, or to the Agridome for the Chinook Rodeo Slack
And at 10pm, there will be a Drive-in Movie at the Agridome. Keep your eyes on the Calendar for more details!
And at last on Saturday , more events at the Agridome before the Parade, thank you to Sharon Jensen and the Rotary Club for putting on the parade. And yes, candies will be thrown for the pleasure of children and even adults.
An Ice Cream Social at Epic will be held after the parade at EPIC. Thank you Sarah and Jeremy Prete for joining in the festivities!
There will be a fabulous Farmer’s Market called this year the Boyd’s Bazaar hosted by Pam Heggie at Freddie’s starting at 11:30. Come support local and regional vendors!
That afternoon, there will be more Pickle Ball Tournment, and at the Agridome, a Chinook Rodeo, Mini Chucks Teaser, and Mud Bug. Thank you again to all the organizers for your generosity of time and spirit.
And to cap it all off, expect some fabulous Fireworks sponsored by the Town with the expertise of our Fire Department Crew and Town crew. Have fun and be safe! And to Cllr Brown, Kudos to have pulled it all off!